Graphite based carbon nanostructures

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GRØN DYST 2012 Technical University of Denmark

Graphite based carbon nanostructures
With focus on its usefulness in the industry and in the production of solar cells
Author:Onur Deniz Uysal (DTU Nanotech, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Bjørn Langbjerg Larsen (DTU Nanotech, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Date: 2012-06-22     Track: Main     Session: 1

ABSTRACT This report is about two of carbons allotropes, graphite and graphene. It will be about some of its special properties and characteristics. Because of this, it will necessarily be a study of these two interesting materials on a nanometer scale. Carbon has several other allotropes including diamonds, fullerenes and carbon nanotubes. Allotropes are different structural forms of the same element and can have quite different physical and chemical behaviors. Fullerenes and carbon nanotubes are also interesting when looking at it from a nanotechnology point of view but these are not focused upon in this report. It touches upon the use, the problems and the exciting potential it contains. It was concluded that these carbon nanostructures have the potential to make a larger impact on many industries.